Wilderness Axe Skills and Campcraft

An easily understandable guide to key skills for bushcrafters, campers, outdoors lovers, and anyone interested in wilderness living. Kirtley, one of the leading bushcraft educators globally, teaches outdoor knowledge through courses, demonstrations, and more. Les mer
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An easily understandable guide to key skills for bushcrafters, campers, outdoors lovers, and anyone interested in wilderness living. Kirtley, one of the leading bushcraft educators globally, teaches outdoor knowledge through courses, demonstrations, and more. This is his first book, distilling many years of outdoor experience and nearly two decades of teaching wilderness bushcraft skills. Clear and comprehensive chapters deliver wilderness axe skills and campcraft knowledge from start to finish. You'll begin with learning how to select the correct tools for the task, caring for the tools, then applying everyday axe techniques. Next, learn felling, limbing, and sectioning trees, followed by carving techniques and projects. Then Kirtley teaches campcraft projects large and small. Through detailed explanations and step-by-step photo sequences, you too will be able to develop effective and timesaving campcraft skills using materials freely available in the woods, including pot hangers, tripods, cranes, and a variety of group camp set-ups. An indispensable addition to any bushcraft, woodcraft camping, and outdoor library.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction 6

Selecting the Correct Tools for the Job 12
Understanding Types of Axe 14
Choosing an Axe Fit for Purpose 23
Choosing and Using a Saw 28
Making Improvised Saw Frames 33
Knives for Carving 37

Caring for Your Tools 40
How to Care for an Axe 42
How to Sharpen an Axe 44
Knife Sharpening 46
Sharpening Spoon Knives and Other Curved Blades 53

Everyday Axe Techniques 58
Axe Safety Foundations 60
Firewood Splitting-Fundamental Techniques 67
Optimal Use of a Chopping Block 78
Splitting Firewood When You Have No Block 82
Splitting Larger Logs with Smaller Axes 91
Small-Scale Felling and Clearing 96

Felling, Limbing, and Sectioning 100
Assessing Trees for Felling 102
Felling Trees With Axe and Saw 103
Efficient Limbing of Felled Trees 110
Sectioning a Tree 114
Ambidextrous Axe Usage 117
Splitting Long Logs 120
Making Gluts 122
Making a Woodland Mallet 124
Carving Techniques and Projects 128
Knife Safety 130
Knife Grips 133
Carving Techniques for a Knife 135
Carving Techniques with a General-Purpose Axe 139
Spoon Knives and Their Use 142
Creating Wooden Utensils 145
Finishing Your Projects 152

Woodland Campcraft 154
Quick and Easy Pot Hangers 156
Adjustable Pot Hangers 164
Larger Pot-Hanging Systems 175
Benches and Seats 186
Large Pegs 190
Large Tarp Setups 192
Some Useful Knots 201

Om forfatteren

Paul Kirtley is one of the leading bushcraft educators globally. Through his school, Frontier Bushcraft, he delivers high-quality bushcraft and survival courses, wilderness expeditions, and online training resources. Paul has instructed wilderness skills in the UK, Scandinavia, Europe, and North America. www.paulkirtley.co.uk